Indians v Royals Preview and Predictions: Why we’re backing the Royals to win against the odds

Match: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals

Date: 29th of April 2021

Time: 3.30 PM India

Stadium: Feroz Shah Kotla

What you will find on this preview

Indians stats and form

Royals stats and form

MI v RR prediction

Head to head stats

Trends & Recent Form

Mumbai Indians form

Position: 4th of 8

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  • Played: 5
  • Won: 2
  • Lost: 3
  • Net Run Rate: -0.032
Top players
Top Batsman: Rohit Sharma
  • Total runs: 201
  • Average: 40.20
  • High score: 63
Top Bowler: Rahul Chahar
  • Total wickets: 9
  • Total overs: 20
  • Economy: 6.85
  • Best figures: 4/27

“The Mumbai Indians have been so poor this year. They were the favourites for the tournament before it started. They’ll need to step up in every department if they are to get to the knock out stages this year.”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • In their last match, Mumbai was very poor and lost to Punjab Kings after posting a low score again.
  • They posted 131/6 from 20 overs, this is the second time they have posted a score in the 130s. They are still yet to get over 160 despite batting first in all 5 matches so far.
  • They are fortunate to get 2 wins so far as SRH had a betting collapse when they were cruising to victory. This was the same in the win over KKR where 7 batsmen failed to get over 9 runs.
  • The Indians are still the strong favourites to win this match. They are now out to odds of 7/4* to make the final this year.

Rajasthan Royals form

Position: 7th of 8

  • Played: 5
  • Won: 2
  • Lost: 3
  • Net Run Rate: -0.681
Top players
Top Batsman: Sanju Sampson
  • Total runs: 187
  • Average: 46.75
  • High score: 119
Top Bowler: Chris Morris
  • Total wickets: 9
  • Total overs: 18
  • Economy: 9.0
  • Best figures: 4/23


Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • Rajsthan has won 6 of the last 7 matches in the head to head with Mumbai going back to IPL 2015.
  • The Royals come into this match on the back of a comfortable win over KKR in their last match.
  • Chris Morris was the top-performing bowler with impressive figures of 4/23. He is the teams top bowler so far this year.
  • Samson was pleased with the bowlers in the last match, saying “The bowlers have been doing well in the last four-five matches – the youngsters as well as the seniors. I enjoy captaining them. I think we could see in Morris’ eyes that we wanted the competition to get big batsmen out. “

Head to head stats

2020 IPL results

  • Match 20: MI won by 57 runs
  • Match 45: RR won by 8 wickets

Overall record

MI = 11 wins

RR = 11 wins

1 no result

Match Prediction & Tips

Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win at 11/8*

The price on the Mumbai Indians is far too short for us. It is like they are pricing them on last years form. They have been so poor this year and as we have mentioned they are lucky to have 2 wins from 5! We are happy to take the Royals at these odds.

  • Pick 1: Buttler over 2.5 fours 5/6*

Buttler has 13 fours in 5 matches so far. This is the best value pick of the fours betting markets.

*Odds & Responsible gambling

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